Monday, October 22, 2012

Little Red Riding Hood aka Kate

My adorable niece, Kate, wanted desperately to be
Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween-
My sis, talented in so many ways, is not
handy with a needle
so, what's an aunt to do?

I found this amazing inspiration pic on Pinterest
and I knew it would be perfect!
(costume sold on Etsy)

Pinned Image
Kate who's almost 5, and I took a field trip
to JoAnn Fabrics so she could find the most sparkly red fabric-
we went down many aisles so she could touch them
and oo and ah-
she found her fav and bought the supplies we needed.

Kate had a white tutu so I refashioned it!
adding red tulle to the underskirt

I gathered the tulle by hand-
 I added a band of red elastic to limit the itchiness
of the tulle at her waist-

 I sewed it to the underside of her white tutu

I covered the pink waistband with wide red sparkle ribbon
that I scrunched

The crushed velvet fabric was for the cape-
I measured Kate from the back of her neck to her knees-
she's a peanut and I wanted the cape short enough
so my babe wouldn't trip!

I cut out a half circle, the widest part
was the measurement from neck to knee-
I did a quick baste so the unfinished edges were neatly hidden-

I cut a large rectangle and doubled it for the hood-
Attaching it to the straight edge of the 1/2 circle,
right in the middle of the back-
I added the same sparkly ribbon to the bottom of the hood,
leaving enough for the
hood to tie under her chin-
(I know it's hard to see in the pics, I didn't realize how
hard it is to photograph red crushed velvet at night!)

It was very simple,all sewn by hand-

She was all set to go to her Halloween party!

Kate as Little Red Riding Hood!

She was a smash at her pre-school party!!

Take care, gotta fly-

Linking up to-

Destination Craft
MakeitPrettyMondayHouse on the Wayshabby creek cottage


  1. How flippin' adorable! You did a great job n the costume, wow....I know that Kate is thrilled. She is too, too cute!

  2. Too cute!!! The costume is so pretty! You did a great job!

  3. What a sweet and talented auntie you are! She looks adorable in her Red Riding Hood costume. ~ Maureen

  4. How adorable is that you did an awesome job on her costume and she looks so cute! Happy Fall Maggie

  5. Thank Ladies- I loved making it for her and really anything looks adorable on that sweetie pie!

  6. I bet she was a smash! That is an amazing costume and she looks so adorable!

    1. She's tickled about the costume and that's what really matters!

  7. This is so cute! You did a great job. I'm featuring this tonight at the link party. Thanks for linking up!


  8. She looks adorable and you did an amazing job on this! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. So adorable!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!


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